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Sheep Dairy Intern at Meadowood Farms - 3911

Job Title: 
Sheep Dairy Intern
Meadowood Farms
5157 Ridge Rd. Cazenovia
Cazenovia, NY 13035
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Job Description: 

Meadowood Farms is a 225-acre farm in Upstate
New York, raising dairy sheep, steers, and market
lambs in a pasture-based system, and producing
milk for our own branded sheeps-milk cheeses.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Milking and general farm duties. Meadowood Farms has
seasonal production, and therefore the duties are very seasonal:
• Late-March through mid-May: lambing out 120 ewes and start of milking those ewes
• Late March and early May: lambing out 35 hoggets (1st
-timers) and training them to
milking parlor
• Late March through late October: milking 150 ewes and sending milk to processor
• April/May: purchasing new weanling steers
• April through November: pasture management and care of milking ewes, steers, and
lambs on pasture
• March through October: livestock management, including deworming and vaccination,
illness treatment, and weighing for harvest
• September through October: analysis of ewes’ production and conformation, preparing
ewes for breeding (including using AI)
• October and November: breeding ewes, sales of market lambs and finished steers,
readying the farm for winter

Education & Experience: 

The farm internship will begin ~ March 15th, and will continue through mid-November.
❖ Duties will include all aspects of farm activities, including milking, livestock husbandry, pasture
management. Interns will learn basics of machinery operation (skid steer and tractor).
❖ Farm interns will work full time and will have every other weekend off. We try to set milking
schedules that reflect all staff’s preferences (i.e., morning vs evening milking),
❖ Compensation includes housing and a stipend commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions: 

Please communicate your interest in our farm internship position by sending a resume and cover
letter telling us why you are interested in the position, to, subject line
“Farm Internship 2018”. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the farm if at all possible.

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